The author writes about his home life, his life in gangs and in prison, and how he was able to overcome difficulties to achieve his academic success.
U.S. incarceration rates grew so fast over the past generation, they far outstripped the ability of any one organization to keep up. That issue is now being addressed by the new Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition.
The federal Justice Department report April 3 on prison conditions in Alabama told of “a high level of violence that is too common, cruel, of an unusual nature and pervasive.”
Pope Francis once again will celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper in a prison and will wash the feet of 12 inmates.
Pope Francis has visited other prisons, but this was the first time on his travels as pope that he visited one just for women. He was greeted by women standing with their babies in their arms.